But, stick with me, cause nail polish can be super helpful for projects around the house.
For starters, putting a drop or two of clear nail polish into a hole before you finish tightening the screw will help prevent screws from coming loose.
You can also use a thin coat to keep nuts and bolts from loosening - and, if you need to remove it later, a little twist with a wrench (or pry with a screwdriver) will break the seal.
It can even help you keep track of tiny screws: a little dab and a second to dry will keep them stuck to the end of your screwdriver until they've safely reached their destination.
And, don't you just hate those rusty rings cans leave on your sink and shelves? Nail polish can banish those too - a clear coat over the bottom of the can will protect it from water, and keep it from rusting. (Check out more uses for nail polish on eHow).
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